Cruisin' in the Rain

9 years 11 months 3 weeks ago July 01, 2007 Jul 1, 2007 Sunday, July 01 2007 Sunday, July 01, 2007 5:31:36 PM CDT in News

After six months of planning the Columbia Police Department got to see it's plans unfold. The car show, essentially created to raise money for the Special Olympics, was slightly set back by the rain on Saturday.

"A lot of people don't want to bring their cars out or their bikes out when the weather is like this," said Cassie Shields, a representative of the Special Olympics.

The rain may have even forced the organizers to close up early, but that did not deter some participants.

"Oh we love it. Columbia PD is wonderful. They do so many events for us. This was just another great event that they did," claimed Shields ecstatically.

Columbia Police departments Nathan Baer first thought of the car chow while sitting in a meeting.

"During that meeting, a colleague brought up the idea that he had done a car show down in Joplin, Missouri. Listening to how he put it together and had so much fun he had doing it, I decided it would be a good idea to bring it up here to Columbia," Baer stated.

25 cars were entered ranging from ford mustangs to an old highway police car, which ended up medaling. However even if it was rainy, most had positive feelings towards the event.

"We managed to raise some money and tried to come out for a good cause," said judge Lisa Malott.

The Best in Show Award went to a 1955 Ford F-100 the owner bought when he was only 14 years old. Columbia Police department said that the show will be back next year but they will be planing a rain day as well.

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